Most Basic Eggfood Recipe
Eggs (as many as needed)
Place eggs in a saucepan and submerge in water.
Bring to a gentle boil.
Boil for about 10-12 minutes.
Remove eggs from saucepan and cool in a bowl of ice water.
When cool, remove the shells and mash egg white and yoke
with a fork (or use a food processor) until thoroughly
Crush the eggshells and mix into eggfood or serve separately
in a small dish.
Some people recommend boiling for 20 minutes to ensure
any harmful bacteria is destroyed, others claim this is
too long and many of the nutrients are lost by overcooking.
Supposedly, if the egg yolk has an olive hue, the egg
has been cooked too long. It should be a bright yellow
Store extra eggfood in the refrigerator for a few
days. Hard boiled egg can be frozen if necessary (thaw
by placing in the refrigerator the day before you intend
to serve it to the birds), but this may affect the texture
and the birds may not accept the thawed portions as readily.
Experiment freely with other ingredients if you like.
Common additions include finely diced greens/vegetables
(eg, carrots), vitamins, bread crumbs, handfeeding formula,
commercial dry eggfood. With the exception of the vitamins,
you can add as much or as little as you like.